Caitlin talks about her recent visit to the IVF clinic and wonders whether she made a few too many inappropriate jokes, and Laura’s #idontgotthis may want you to run to the bathroom immediately to wash your hands. We both reminisce about the times we’ve compared and despaired, and how unhelpful comparing children at this age is.
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Oh, swaddles. How we love thee. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to use the beautiful muslin swaddles from brands like Aden & Anais or Modern Burlap. I am a sucker for lovely prints and soft texture. For the uninitiated, these are basically lightweight blankets that you fold around your baby like a little burrito. Why swaddle, you ask? Well, a few reasons.
Laura covers her terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad New Year’s, but we promise it’s a funny (at least it is now) story to everyone except for maybe Tim. Caitlin updates on the IVF process and her feelings about that thus far. We both go through our #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments, which mostly involve overcoming negative emotions. Charlie chimes in with his opinion on, you guessed it, b-u-b-b-l-e-s.
We spend a very chatty podcast catching up on holiday plans and recent news in our lives. There was so much to talk about we didn’t even get to #igotthis or #igotthis moments – we’ll return to these next week. We spent too much time on going out horror stories and an apology that Caitlin had for Laura. Happy New Year everyone – we hope your 2017 is better and brighter, not to mention filled with perfectly behaved children.
We’re off this week, but will be back next week with a new episode. Enjoy your holidays and we hope you have a minimum stress holiday season!
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Caitlin is back from London! We catch up on how the international flights went, and discussed the time change, what Caitlin did while there, and why David licked the airport floor. Laura recaps her week, with a story of visiting a Nativity play and how it did not go as planned. #igotthis and #idontgotthis revolves around traveling with a toddler and living with a toddler.
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It’s the holiday season! It’s that time of year where we find the perfect present for everyone on our list and we all happily pile into the car to head to Grandma’s house. You know, the 5 hour drive where your infant sleeps the entire time, your toddler gets engrossed in their board books and your 6 and 9 year olds leave each other alone. You arrive, fresh as a daisy, to Grandma’s house, ready to celebrate and generally feeling ready to enjoy conflict-free time with the extended family.
Caitlin’s abroad, so Laura is joined by her dear friend Meredith. They discuss what happens when two aggressive babies meet in the thunderdome (aka a play date), why we wish it were 1972, and what on earth they’ll do with baby number two. There’s poop talk and hey, Laura figured out how to add music to the podcast!
The week’s episode has us dealing with holiday stress and toddlers who don’t get the memo that a) Thanksgiving food is delicious and b) it is a holiday for vegging. We both had some aggravating family moments and dealt with non-baby proofed homes for the holidays. Caitlin discusses some early potty training she may try and Laura reveals why Charlie hides behind the couch.